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Range versus air suspension

Discussion in 'Model S' started by StevenBelgium, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. StevenBelgium

    StevenBelgium Member

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    I am not sure if this is posted already. I was wondering how(if) the range of the model S would be affected when using the air suspension. Is the 480 km (300 miles) with our without the adjustable suspension ? Could it go further with or less without the suspension ?
     
  2. vaitimeri

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    Thank "god" we are free in America... HAHA
    I guess it makes sense, but I would be very unhappy if this was implemented in the States. Never will be, but thinking about it raises my blood pressure.
     
  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    The air suspension should act to increase range by decreasing aero drag at high speeds by sitting closer to the road in the "Low" setting. We don't know what the size of this effect will be, nor do we even know if the stated ranges assume air suspension and, hence, having the standard suspension will result in a mileage penalty.
     
  4. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    I think you meant to post this in the noise maker thread.
     
  5. EV_QC

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    Anyone knows how much we will be able to increase the ground clearance?
     
  6. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Walter Franck of Tesla answered that a few months ago:
    See all responses over HERE.
     
  7. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    Anyone know if air suspension takes much or little power to operate?
     
  8. ckessel

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    I don't know much on it, but I think I can answer that. It should be very little. It pumps/drains the suspension to a set point then caps it off so there's no continuous power draw. I'm pretty sure it's not doing any continuous dynamic adjustment as you drive.
     

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